Who knew hobbies can improve your spirituality? I didn’t until I started researching for this post.
Do You Want to Improve Your Spirituality?
“Look at this one!” I said with a cackle as I stuck my phone in my husband’s face.
“Hey girl,” Pedro read out loud, “it’s not a sin if it’s below the shin.” He started laughing, too. The meme showed Ryan Gosling and a girl wading in ankle-deep water.
I had discovered a website full of Ryan Gosling memes, and both of us could relate to the strict legalism the meme creator poked fun at. We’d both heard our parents and church members assure us swimming amounted to one of the seven deadly sins if it took place on the Sabbath. Bird watching, not a sin. Fish watching, clearly a sin because one had to swim to watch the fish.
It took years for us to understand the difference between religion and spirituality. One has to do with following rules (many of which people devised), and the other has to do with relationship and recognizing our place in the universe (hint, we aren’t the center of it).
I’ve discovered how time spent outside can improve my spirituality in profound ways. What kinds of hobbies have you discovered to improve your spirituality?
Ever heard of blue or green exercise?
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